Thetsane dreams of Likuena call-up
TALENTED former Kick4life utility player Lesia Thetsane feels he is edging closer to a call-up to the senior national team after moving to the United States of America in the off-season where he is now playing and studying at State Fair Community College. Thetsane who was voted last season’s Kick4life Players’ Player of the Season, moved to the US along with teammate ‘ Mako Makoanyane.
The 19-year old, who was a member of the under-20 team Makoanyane XI before leaving the country, said he was looking forward to playing for the senior national team as he felt he had matured as a player.
He said he just needed to keep his feet on the ground and keep working hard to achieve all his goals.
“I am almost ready to play for Likuena. It is only a matter of time,” Thetsane said.
“Coming to the US is a big stepping stone for my career and I think it is also a matter of time before I make a move to bigger leagues in Europe.
“I was ready to make a move here and that shows progress in my career so I think the move came at the right time,” he said.
The young defender said he was inspired by Likuena international Bokang Mothoana who plied his trade in Tunisia.
The 19-year old Thetsane told the Lesotho Times from his US base that he had settled well in his new home and had been well received by his new teammates.
“We play college football and it is very competitive as well as different to what we were used to in that we play a lot more games. We play on weekends and during weekdays.
“Everything is very professional and well organised, but I think Basotho players can make it here,” he said.
Makoanyane XI defender Lesia Thetsane.